The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health

Dr Ayesha Ahmad

I am a lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law at St George's University of London, and Honorary Lecturer at IGH where I co-lead a module on Conflict, Health, and Humanitarianism. My areas of specialisation are in culture, mental health, and trauma, focusing on humanitarian responses to gender based violence in conflict working in Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Africa and the Middle East. I currently am a co-researcher on a UCL funded project on 'Investigating trauma therapeutic interventions using traditional story-telling in Afghanistan' and a consultant on a gender-based violence prevention project based in Mumbai, India. I also provide Expert Witness reports on refugee and asylum seeker immigration cases.